I can confirm it’s barely usable I have a tablet with i3-2365M, which is 1.4GHz with no boost. At least it has hyper threading… But still, just using Skype makes the CPU usage go up to 50%, and if I’m using Firefox with Skype and Discord open in background, I can only work with 2-3 tabs open and only in “high performance” power preset. I mean, I literally get mouse lag from just 2 Firefox tabs reloading simultaneously while having Skype and Discord open in background. That’s just mental. I really can’t imagine paying more than $400 for that (I mean it did cost $800-ish when it was released, but software wasn’t as demanding back then, and all ULV processors were in general very weak so it was to be expected form an ultraportable device)
Hey it comes with a Wacom stylus. For the biggest advantage I see so far is the MIL-STD 810G drop and multi protections. I think this would be a pretty nice selling point for on site and on the road uses.Not to mention the ability to swap out the m2 SSD, it might come in handy too.
This feels like a perfect example of greed or some insider dealing (conspiracy theory lovers ) that needed the drop/shock certification. Otherwise it is exactly the same old device from the last year with internals brought up to current gen. And being the same good old, I can attest from testing it, it was rather pathetic attempt to dethrone SP4. The device is thick and heavy, with lackluster screen and huge bezels. It felt like brick, both build quality and weight wise. Even when they were liquidating the old stock at heavily discounted prices retailers like MicroCenter had a hard time getting rid of them. Curious to see how this one does. Hopefully they at least improved the real battery life on them.